What Is It?

| July/August 1970

  • Two cylinder gas engine
    Courtesy of Russell Bellman, 260 Case Street, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190.
    Russell Bellman
  • Saint Marys Engine

    Ray Hartge
  • Witte Kerosene Gasoline Engine
    Courtesy of George L. Jacobs, 708 North 'F' Street, Wolf Point, Montana 59201.
    George L. Jacobs
  • Bauer Engine
    Courtesy of Ray Hartge, 9208 Meadowbrook Lane, St. Louis, Missouri 63114.

  • Two cylinder gas engine
  • Saint Marys Engine
  • Witte Kerosene Gasoline Engine
  • Bauer Engine

A two cylinder gas engine that I have, approximately 5 hp. It runs from battery and timer ignition with two coils. Does anyone know what make engine this is?

A 5 hp. Witte Kerosene Gasoline Engine, No. B-20463 with throttling Wicomagneto Type EK governor. Glen Mung, on left, Box 504, Wolf Point, and I restored this last January. The engine was secured from Berton K. Blazek, a noted engine salvager from the Libby Dam area in Northwestern Montana.

(George would like to know also if anyone knows how old this engine is and at what speed does it have to run to put out its rated horsepower.)

Pictured is a Bauer engine, No. 1513, made by Bauer Machine Works Company, Kansas City, Missouri. It has two exhaust ports, top and bottom of piston stroke. I am wondering what is the purpose of two exhaust ports. The Saint Marys will run with a 'T' carburetor. The Bauer looks like it should run, but I haven't had a chance to try as yet.

This engine is a Saint Marys, no name plate, but the serial number on crankshaft is 2741. Under the grease and oil is the lettering 'Saint Marys' -- no address. It is gasoline fueled and battery ignition. I would like to know if anyone knows if this engine was built in St. Charles, Missouri, or Saint Marys, Ohio.


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